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Rush Department of Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to the clinical practice of psychology, advancing psychological science through an active research program, and the advanced training of psychologists and physicians. The department operates a highly competitive psychology predoctoral internship and has several postdoctoral fellowship programs in adult and child health psychology within our sections.

The department has an active program of research, supported by both NIH and foundation grants. The department has particular research strengths in sleep disorders and circadian rhythms, neurocognitive psychology, stress and trauma, obesity, pain, depression in older adults, and coping with severe illness. To learn about research studies currently enrolling participants, call (312) 942-5932.

The department is also home to the Traumatic Stress Center at Rush, which uses a multidisciplinary approach to restoring full functioning and control to individuals with stress disorders. The Traumatic Stress Center has a strong program of research focused particularly on trauma in inner-city women, health-related trauma, and terrorism and war. ​

Rush Department of Behavioral Sciences hours

Monday through Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM